Category: Solve

  • Simple ways to improve website accessibility

    Simple ways to improve website accessibility

    Web accessibility is important, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. What makes a website accessible for me does not mean it will be that way for you. My goal is to make my site as useful for as many visitors as possible while understanding it might not be just right for everyone all the time. Why…

  • Spring Cleaning

    Spring Cleaning

    Springtime finds me eager to clean all the things and make them fresh and new. It can be overwhelming, so I like to spread this out throughout the season. I follow a three-step process – Review, Refresh, Plan. This post explores applying these steps to a website. Depending on your site, you will have different…

  • Three status codes to keep in mind when cleaning up website content

    Three status codes to keep in mind when cleaning up website content

    It’s important to have relevant and fresh content on your website. That sometimes means your content may change, how do you let site visitors know what to do? HTTP status codes will help. This post is a quick guide to three of them and explores the basics of what they mean, as well as when…

  • managing information, the email inbox

    managing information, the email inbox

    How do I manage all the data and information that crosses in front of me every day? Honestly, some days are better than others. This post will explore how I keep my email inbox from becoming overwhelming. Overview of my email setup I juggle 4 active email addresses and prefer to use a unified/integrated inbox.…

  • Keeping up with Small Changes

    Keeping up with Small Changes

    Discussion often focuses on big overwhelming changes. However, small changes to the tools we use can cause challenges too. When they are unexpected, they can make it difficult to complete an otherwise easy task. Even one can cause an avalanche that results in longer-term issues. How we deal with the small change depends on many…

  • images 101: formats & file sizes

    images 101: formats & file sizes

    Digital images are easy to create thanks to a smart phone in nearly every pocket. However, they’re not straightforward to add to a website. Many different factors combine to complicate this and make a site’s images fuzzy or slow to load. To understand this, we need to understand a little about different formats and how…

  • How do I …?

    How do I …?

    I’m often contacted after a client encounters a technology problem, searches for a solution, and implements it on their own. At this point their solution didn’t meet all their expectations. Does it have to be this way? No. I understand that it’s tempting to type your question into a search window and jump straight to…

  • Three Tips to Prepare for Technology Changes

    Three Tips to Prepare for Technology Changes

    Preparing for technology changes can be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be. Here are three tips to help you successfully prepare and minimize disruption to your business. 1 – Read widely There’s a tendency to only read widely when there’s uncertainty about a change, it’s beneficial once you’ve decided too. You don’t need to closely…

  • The tools I use to work

    The tools I use to work

    When I see an article with the title, “I do X and this is how I work” I immediately click to read more. However, I’m hesitant to write this sort of post for myself. Why? I customize my tools until they’re almost unrecognizable or I use something that is incredibly boring. For years I thought…